Aesopus - Fabulae Aesopicae - 1579

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Aesopus - Fabulae Aesopicae - 1579
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

AESOPUS. Fabulae Aesopicae, plures quingentis & aliae quaedam narrationes, cum historia vitae fortunaeque Aesopi, compositae studio & diligentia I.C.P. Quibus additae sunt & Liuianae & Gellianae ac aliorum quaedam, cum interpretatione Graecorum, & explicatione quorundam aliorum. Lugduni, apud Ioan. Tornaesium, typogr. regium, 1579.

16° (130 X 80 ), 637, 19 pp. slightly later vellum, manuscript title on spine, blue edges , author's portrait on title page, densely illustrated with 1111 exquisite woodcuts after Bernard Solomon,one of the XVIth century most famous designers and engravers , pages 175 - 224 with wormhole on the internal blank margin (see pictures), far from the text, minimal scattered waterstains o few pages, otherwise a nice, complete and well-preserved copy,

Fascinating pocket edition of the one of the most renowned fables book printed in the Renaissance; the work contains 510 short stories ,translated in latin from the original greek language.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Aesopus
Book Title
Fabulae Aesopicae
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1579
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
No
Publisher
Jean De Tournes
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
656
Dimensions
13×8 cm
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